supper

noun
sup·​per | \ ˈsə-pər How to pronounce supper (audio) \

Definition of supper

1a : the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at midday
b : a social affair featuring a supper especially : an evening social especially for raising funds a church supper
2 : the food served as a supper eat your supper
3 : a light meal served late in the evening

Examples of supper in a Sentence

I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers. It's almost time for supper. We took a walk after supper. I had too much wine at supper. He didn't come home for supper.
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Most sheet-pan suppers rely on meat or fish as the anchor. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 2018 But there’s got to be a recipe that pushes you over the edge of not wanting to Seamless your supper (which is admittedly sometimes very necessary). Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "Learning to Cook My Favorite Takeout Dishes Helped Me Kick My Delivery Habit," 2 Apr. 2018 Bring the flavors of a shrimp boil to this hearty supper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Old Bay Mashed Potatoes with Sauteed Shrimp and Sausage," 15 Feb. 2019 And in a moment that should make even Jeff Sessions tear up, some of the kids get up after supper to say thank you to a beaming crowd on behalf of their families. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, "When the Only Home You Know Becomes a Place You May Never See Again," 25 Jan. 2018 The night would continue in the atrium for a dance party and supper with a black, white, and red allover decor scheme inspired by the costumes of the final performance. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "It Was Ladies’ Night at the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala," 18 Oct. 2018 Special dinners coming up include an annual Burns supper with whisky in Port Washington, dinner with a vintner from New Zealand in Genesee Depot and a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail dinner in Milwaukee. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Special dinners with vintage cocktails, wine and whisky," 19 Jan. 2018 This is just a massive list of slow-cooker suppers. Kim Walker, Woman's Day, "Slow-Cooker Monday: Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes," 20 June 2011 Crisp and crunchy on the outside, gooey and warm on the inside, with maybe the counterpoint of a few juicy tomato slices, this warm and messy lunchtime classic, couldn't be more satisfying on stay-at-home snow days or even for an after-work supper. Sharon Franke, Good Housekeeping, "Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever," 30 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of supper

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for supper

Middle English soper, from Anglo-French super, from super to sup — more at sup

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supper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of supper

: the evening meal
chiefly US : a social event especially for raising money that takes place in the evening and includes a meal
chiefly British : a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening

supper

noun
sup·​per | \ ˈsə-pər How to pronounce supper (audio) \

Kids Definition of supper

1 : the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 : refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering

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